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University of Portsmouth

Risk and Security Management (Distance Learning)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.5years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2020

Subject

Criminology

**Overview**
If you’re already working in security, or want to break into the field, this flexible BSc (Hons) Risk and Security Management distance learning degree course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to take on ambitious roles and realise your potential.

We've developed this course with the private security sector, so the skills and knowledge you develop are relevant and valuable to your career. You'll study topics including strategic and operational management, risk management, security management, business continuity management, cyber security, investigations and counter fraud.

With your expertise in the latest security and risk management techniques, processes and approaches, you’ll graduate from this course with enhanced career opportunities and the ability to contribute more value to your current employer. You'll also learn skills you can apply to your current role before you graduate.

**What you'll experience**
On this Risk and Security Management course you’ll:
- Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector

- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials

- Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions

- Have optional opportunities to attend the University

- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus

- Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector

- Have full access to the University Library's online resources

- Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

- Specialise in areas that are relevant to you, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions

- Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience

- Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, you’ll boost your career prospects and be prepared to take on roles across the public, private and military security sector.

If you're not already in work or want to take on a new role, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

"Each course through research opened my eyes to a changing world and provided me with the tools necessary to be a better security manager in this dynamic domain." – Oneil Wildgoose, BSc Hons Risk and Security Management student

Modules

What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Risk and Security Management degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each stage, you need to study modules worth a total of 80 credits. For example, 2 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Modules

Stage 1

Core modules in this stage currently include:

Introduction To Management
Introduction To Research Skills
Introduction To Security Management
Studying Criminology

There are no optional modules in this stage.

Stage 2

Core modules in this stage currently include:

Business Continuity And Crisis Management
Information Security
Introduction To Investigation
Research Methods
Risk Management
The Development Of Counter Fraud

Options to choose from in this stage currently include:

Anti-Fraud Strategies
Aviation Security
Crime, Media And Culture
Frameworks Of Investigation
Fundamentals Of Forensic Investigation
Global, State And Corporate Security
Hate Crime, Discrimination And Criminal Justice
Investigation: Psychology And Law
Issues In Criminal Justice
Issues In Criminology
Penology
Police Operations And Policing Processes
The Fraud Problem
Youth Crime, Youth Justice

Stage 3

Core modules in this stage currently include:

Corporate Security
Internet Risk and Security
Dissertation

Options to choose from in this stage currently include:

Business Administration in the Security and Justice Sectors
Contemporary International Policing Systems
Counter Terrorism and UK National Security
Critical Issues in Public Protection Policing
Dangerousness and Dangerous Offenders
Interviewing and Evidence
Major Crime Investigation – Success and Failure
Organised Crime
Private Policing
Victimology - Victimisation And The Criminal Justice System

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through essays and reports, with essay titles provided at the beginning of the academic year. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Stage 1 students: 100% by coursework
Stage 2 students: 100% by coursework
Stage 3 students: 100% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£3,080
per year
England
£3,080
per year
EU
£3,080
per year
International
£3,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,080
per year
Scotland
£3,080
per year
Wales
£3,080
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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